With Rathlin West Light reached by boat, the seafaring excitement begins as soon as you leave the shores of Ballycastle.
The island is not only home to this unique lighthouse but also to thousands of seabirds who return to breed here including guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, fulmars and puffins. The sights and sounds of so many seabirds at such close quarters is an experience you’ll never forget.Known as Ireland’s only ‘upside down’ lighthouse, be sure to take a tour of it and get a real insight into light keeping life.
Whether you love wildlife, are a bit of a history buff or simply want to experience life on an island and feel the wind in your face, Rathlin West Light is the place for you.
Open Daily April to mid September
April and September: 11:00–16:00
May to August: 10:00–17:00
Last admission: One hour before closing time
Admission Prices 2018
Student (with valid ID): £3.50
RSPB Members Free
Located on Rathlin Island
Rathlin Island, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
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